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  1. Hey Daiena...make sure to come back every once in awhile and let us know how things are going with your search
  2. The earlier talk about Portuguese black metal had me wandering around a bit... BARBARIC HORDE - Axe of Superior Savagery...Portuguese war metal
  3. I don't think that's what you were saying Zack, but emphasis on atmosphere over intensity and riffs appears to be at least in part, what Dead is saying he doesn't like about black metal, while Goatfucker ­čśť ....err Goatmaster (man, I'm not going to ever get used to that new handle) was saying he likes intense, riff heavy black metal...or at least that's how I read it. I was agreeing with Dead on that particular point, that while there are obvious exceptions, as a whole it's definitely more about atmosphere over riffing
  4. I don't know...intense isn't really a word I associate with black metal. Despite completely disagreeing with his conclusion, which I think really just comes down to "I only like stuff with a quick pace", I honestly (hold onto your underwear here) actually agree with what Dead said a bit earlier that black metal is...at least a lot of the 2nd wave Scandinavian stuff is, more often than not, more about atmosphere than riffs, and a lot of it does tend have an, I would say intentionally, thin production. Doesn't mean it can't be riff heavy, but I don't think that's the primary goal of the genre
  5. Depends on what you mean by decent. Portugal is really known for their lo-fi, minimalist approach to black metal such as bands like Black Cilice
  6. Yeah...the main guy from Satanic Warmaster is kind of sketchy and a bit controversial, so I have no doubt they yanked his music for exactly that reason.
  7. Yeah...you're going to want to look more into black metal if it's the raspy, screechy vocals you like. Death metal is primarily known for it's "growled" vocal style. That being said, don't give up on death metal completely. There's a lot of variety in that genre, and I'd be surprised if you didn't find something you liked....maybe give some of the Swedish Death Metal bands like Dismember or Entombed a try, just to see how you feel about them. I'd also recommend something like Incantation or maybe Autopsy from the U.S. When you're first getting into things, it's really about just trying different bands and different styles and seeing what clicks for you personally, there's no real other way to do it...and don't be afraid to go back to bands later on down the road and try again. As your preferences develop they also tend to evolve and what sounds terrible to you now may be something you really enjoy later on. For black metal, you have so many bands still ahead of you...and that's a good thing. Discovering this stuff is half the fun of listening to metal. I'm going to try and recommend bands who are pretty solid with all their releases, so you can listen to something at random without getting a bad impression of the band. So try out Emperor, Horna, Marduk, Sargeist, Mgla, Baptism, Azaghal and Immortal and see what you think of any of those. For Darkthrone specifically, it really depends on which albums you listen to..they've gone from playing Death Metal on their first album (Soulside Journey), to really locking in the blueprint for what black metal sounds like, and then moved to a more traditional metal/punk style of music. For now, I'd stick with the albums A Blaze in the Northern Sky, Under a Funeral Moon, Transilvanian Hunger, and maybe Panzerfaust just because those will probably be more in line with what you want. ...if you want more recommendations, we can definitely do that...we'll give you bands for days. I just don't want to overload you with a thousand bands right from the start
  8. Okay, I'm honestly not clowning on you when I say this, but you THINK it's a Greek thrash band, and you THINK it's an album from between 2010 and 2018? Dude...I got to be honest, that's a razor fucking thin amount of information to go on if your not sure about the country or the year. Is there anything else that stands out that you think might help?
  9. Furis Ignis - Decapitate the Aging World One man black metal band from Germany getting released through Iron Bonehead Track 5 is a bit of a ripper IMO
  10. Morbid Winds - The Black Corridors of the Abyssal Depths of Existence Opened Their Gates Sloppy, punk-inspired, raw black metal...released as one giant 30 minute track, which is kind of weird. Solid music, though
  11. Lo-ish-fi, synthy, mostly mid-paced black metal from Germany. Missed this from last year, probably because it was only released on one of those kvlt "$666.00 - Bandcamp is only for promotional purposes - derp" dweeb labels.
  12. Yeah, that's the dude...more specifically, when he was with Seigneur Voland and Kristallnacht, which I can hear now that I'm looking for it. Honestly, I don't typically go out of my way to dig around for sketchy bands, but I do seem to stumble into them more than I'd like...and yeah, a lot of them are garbage, or at the very least, way overrated. Right now I don't see too many coming out of France, or at least not many that seem to be getting much attention from anyone. Seems like these days, the Quebec scene has most of the french speaking dirtbags
  13. Honestly, for some reason I've never dug too hard into Vlad Tepes, but I defintely love me some M├╝tiilation...especially Vampires of Black Imperial Blood. Yeah, the bands I saw being cited were a fair bit sketchier, and I wasn't sure what the policy here was on naming that kind of thing, so I figured I'd avoid specifics. Lets just say it was a band started by a guy who was in prison for grave desecration
  14. Didn't look...has anyone put up the new Altar of Gore demo? Cavernous new jersey blackened death by 2/3 of Death Fortress
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